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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.

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  1. But no shirts to us RORC members that have been "subscribers" for years Let me ping them and see if we can work something out to get you the full Seahorse Bro Deal. May take a week or so, but I will try! My shirt(s) arrived last week. They are great!
  2. I never got my shirt. Clean still owes me a hat too. I got nothin...
  3. Here is a link to follow for registration if you're interested. The more the merrier! http://woobox.com/v6ey63?utm_source=Quantum+Sails+Email+Subscription&utm_campaign=892c475b7f-Newsletter+-+Cruising+No.+5&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dead471925-892c475b7f-216843537
  4. Quantum Sails will be participating in two seminar events during the month of April at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. Both events will take place on a Wednesday evening. On April 12, Quantum’s Farley Fontenot will share many of his experiences, with a general topic of ‘Maximizing your boats performance, through the tools of sail control.’ On April 26, Quantum’s Dave Gerber will facilitate 'A sailors round table’. All sailors, including cruisers, racers and juniors…please attend this seminar where we will discuss sailing on the Great Lakes. Bring your questions, your pictures, your thoughts and even your concerns. This should provide for an enjoyable evening and camaraderie.’ Additionally, there will be several Quantum subject matter experts available to discuss almost any sailing topic that interests you. Both events are targeted to all sailors including cruising and racing enthusiasts, along with junior sailors. The events are open to anyone in the area that would like to attend. Quantum will have some door prizes and other giveaways too. The events will run from 6:00-9:00pm and MBYC will also be open for food and beverages. We look forward to a great turnout and a great sharing of educational information. Thanks in advance for ‘passing the word.’ We look forward to seeing you there!
  5. Very cool!
  6. Smart man. I'm available for adoption....just sayin
  7. Been that way since the MedCup days. Best sailing on the interwebs, keep up the great work guys. +1 Little tough on the work productivity...but great to watch. Hopefully this can carry over to next events.
  8. We were in Maui for the first time this past spring. I highly recommend the bike ride down from the volcano for a morning activity. It was a hoot!
  9. Sounds like you hit a bit of a BVI lotto. Enjoy!
  10. Hroth...PM me if you want to meet for a coffee or beer near Holland. Happy to share a bunch of info with you and probably still have one of the cruising guides if you want to borrow it.
  11. I hate to break it to you brownie, but campaigning sailboats on a national or international grand prix level is expensive whether on a melges 32 or a finn. But the good news is that there are a lot of classes and fleets that are not expensive. Pick one of those to sail. I guess you would have complained about the vanderbilts and liptons sailing their j boats back in the day. Quit complaining and go sail at the level you are comfortable with and let others do the same. +1 Why do people have to bitch? Spend one day...hell, spend one hour around any of the DeVos programs/family members etc, and you will see why they are highly respected by many of those they come into contact with.
  12. My dad owned a Venture 17 when I was probably 7 or 8. He sold that, then one day he arrives home with a Venture 224. My mother was livid, as I assume there wasn't much discussion prior the purchase. The 224 was the 'pop-top' version of the 24. I'll never forget my dad saying.."I now have stand up head room. What more do I need"? He called it 'Wet and Wild". Classic If it wasn't for that...I wouldn't be enjoying the sport like I do today.
  13. Yep...I got sucked into it and watched it straightaway until the end. Kind of makes me wonder what I'm doing with my life. Worth the watch...
  14. Courageous never tacked/gybed. Courageous was on starboard and ended up on starboard after coming to a full stop hard aground. The boom and main of Courageous did sweep above the deck of Extreme2 all the way to the shrouds Port tacker ahead, shallow water ahead and to port, Extreme2 to port/leeward on starboard. The exit to both boats would have been a gype onto port in the direction of the finish line, clearing the port tack boat near dead in the water and evading the known shallow water that eventually stopped Courageous. That much is clear in the picture. ya know what else is clear in this picture? There is no mast poking through the Courageous mainsail, nor does it look like there ever was. Bazinga!